Biodiversity

The world’s mountains encompass some of the most spectacular landscapes and pockets of life that are found only at a particular elevation and on a specific mountain or range.

However, climate change, poverty, commercial mining, logging and  poaching all exact a heavy toll: mountain gorillas in Central East Africa, spectacled  bears in the Andes and the resplendent quetzals of Central America are all clinging to ever-shrinking patches of cloud forest.

As arks of life, preserving much of the world’s biodiversity, mountains deserve international attention.

High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

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This publication, issued on the 30th anniversary of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), contains a collection of papers and scholarly articles by ecologists, natural resource managers, and other professionals working on the high-altitude rangelands of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The interfaces between high-altitude rangelands and other...

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High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

publication

This publication, issued on the 30th anniversary of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), contains a collection of papers and scholarly articles by ecologists, natural resource managers, and other professionals working on the high-altitude rangelands of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The interfaces between high-altitude rangelands and other...

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The World Wilderness Congress (WWC): WILD10-Make the World a Wilder Place

The World Wilderness Congress (WWC): WILD10-Make the World a Wilder Place

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How can we protect, sustain and restore wild nature while also providing enhanced social and economic opportunities for human society? A full concept paper and specific proposals are available for WILD10 projects under three main streams: PLANET - Nature Needs Half, PROSPERITY - Living With and From Nature...

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University of Central Asia staffer receives government award

University of Central Asia staffer receives government award

peak to peak

Issue 59 - Month 7 - Year 2013

 

 

Our new issue of Peak to Peak reports on the programme officer for the Mountain Partnership in Central Asia receiving recognition from the Kyrgyz government. We also look at new Mountain Partnership members and activities,...

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Mountains: Key Players for Global Sustainable Developement

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Mountains: Key Players for Global Sustainable Developement

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Mountains under Watch 2013 (MUW13)

Mountains under Watch 2013 (MUW13)

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Mountains Under Watch is an interdisciplinary conference that aims at bringing together scientists and experts working in the diverse fields of climate change studies in mountain areas around the world. The specific goal of the conference is to share experiences, methods and strategies for long term observations and monitoring of...

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